Dato’ (Dr) Yahya Bin Ismail Council Member

Dato’ (Dr) Yahya Bin Ismail, a Malaysian, aged 79 is a council member of Tan Sri Tan Foundation since 11 September 1981.

He was formerly with the Government and his last appointment was as the Director General of the National Livestock Authority Malaysia. He was also with the Totalisator Board Malaysia from 1982 to 1990 and served as its Chairman since 1986.

Dato’ Yahya is a director of YTL Corporation Berhad since 1984, YTL Power International Berhad since 1996 and Metroplex Berhad since 1992. He also serves on the board of Pintar Projek Sdn. Bhd., the Manager of Starhill Real Estate Investment Trust. Dato’ Yahya is also the Executive Chairman of Komputer Sistem (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Dato’ Richard Ong Guan Seng Council Member

Dato’ Richard Ong Guan Seng, aged 78, was appointed a Council Member of Tan Sri Tan Foundation in 2009. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

He became a Partner of Peat Marwick (now KPMG) Malaysia in 1971 and was appointed Deputy Senior Partner in 1989 until he retired in 1993. In 1996 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Sultan of Perak and was awarded the Darjah Paduka Mahkota Perak (Dato’) in 1999.

He served as President of the Rotary Club of Ipoh in 1983/84, President of the Ipoh Swimming Club (1992/95) and is presently one of the four Trustees of the Royal Ipoh Club.

He is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Hexza Corporation Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia, and is also a Director of a few private limited companies.

His involvement with community service work was as President of the Perak Association for Intellectually Disabled from 1998 to 2002 and currently serving as an Advisor to the Association.

Dato’ Robert Teo Keng Tuan Council Member

Dato’ Robert Teo Keng Tuan, a Malaysian is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of audit assurance, tax planning and business consulting. He started out his career in 1973 when he joined Turquand Barton Mayhew, London (now known as Ernst & Young).

At present, Dato’ Robert Teo is the Chairman/Managing Partner of RSM Malaysia, a professional public accounting firm, which is a member of RSM International with its Executive Office in London.

His specialised industry knowledge lies in the property, construction and housing development sector with a focus on property consulting and tax planning. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Symphony Life Berhad.

Robert is on the Board of several Chambers of Commerce / Business Councils and participates actively in bilateral initiatives especially on trade issues.

He is presently the President of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Vice Chairman of the Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Chew Gek Khim 周玉琴 Council Member

Ms Chew Gek Khim serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Chairman of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She is a Member of the Securities Industry Council of Singapore, the SSO Council and Board of Governors of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.  She was chairman of the National Environment Agency Board of Singapore from 2008 to 2015.

A lawyer by training, she has also been Chairman of The Straits Trading Company Limited since 2008.

Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of Tecity Group, which she joined in 1987. She is Deputy Chairman of ARA Asset Management Limited, Chairman of ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, and sits on the board of Singapore Exchange Limited.

Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984 and was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2010, the Singapore Businessman of the Year 2014 in 2015 and the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Award in 2016.

Chew Gek Hiang 周玉香 Council Member

Ms Chew Gek Hiang has been a council member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation since 1991.

She is very actively involved in the animal society, Noah’s Ark CARES (Companion Animal Rescue and Education Society) that focuses on the sterilization and rescue of stray animals in Singapore.

An accountant by training, Ms Chew graduated from National University of Singapore in 1986, and joined Ernst and Whinney in Singapore. She was then attached to Ernst and Young (London) from 1987 to 1991 attaining her certificate of membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1991.

Chew Kwee San 周贵山 Council Member

Mr Chew Kwee San has been a Council Member of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and Council Member of the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia since 1998.

He has also served on the Boards of the National Council of Social Service, Community Chest, YMCA Singapore and The Community Justice Centre.

Mr Chew is also an Executive Director of the Tecity Group of companies which is a privately-held investment group founded by the late banker and philanthropist, Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan. The Group manages an active global investment portfolio. The Tecity Group of companies has substantial shareholdings in the Straits Trading Company (STC). As an Executive Director, Mr Chew sits on the investment committee that oversees its investment operations.

Mr Chew Kwee San received the Individual Silver Award from the Community Chest in 2015.